11 June, 2018 - Pre-Congress Workshops
8:00 am
Registration Opens
8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Workshop A: Evaluating, Modeling and Negotiating In-Building and Campus DAS and Small Cells Agreements
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Lunch for attendees of workshops A&B or A&C
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Workshop B: How to Design High Performance 4G Indoor Coverage and Capacity Solutions

Workshop Leader:
Morten Tolstrup
Executive Business Development Director
JMA Wireless

This inter-active workshop will share industry-leading knowledge and experience.

As the data load grows, we need to assure more data for less cost, well-designed and implemented indoor capacity solutions is a critical part of the solution to this challenge.

Uplink is getting more and more loaded, this impacts the 4G design strategy for Indoor Solutions.

We will have a detailed look on how to assure high performance 4G Indoor designs.

Part One: “Setting the Scene”

This section will cover a short introduction to the most important parameters and terms for the basics of DAS and RF planning

  • DAS RF Basics, a few highlights…the short version
    • RF Basics
    • Propagation estimation
    • Noise figure
    • Short intro to LTE/4G
    • 4G Link budget estimation
  • DAS Performance is key....
    • Solution types
    • UL and “near-far” challenges
    • EVM, impact on throughput
    • Amplifier performance
    • PIM basics and impact on 4G

Part Two: Designing DAS for High Performance

This section focuses on how to assure the maximum data performance at the same time assuring the lowest cost per user.

  • Designing DAS for maximum data throughput
    • Estimating the capacity need now and in the future
    • Sector plans and strategy
    • Small cells & DRAN vs. DAS performance
    • Analyzing the TCO and cost of data production
  • Typical DAS Cases and pitfalls
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Workshop C: Safer Buildings Coalition Public Safety Training
4:30-5:30 p.m.
Behind the Scenes Tour of Planet Hollywood DAS – facilitated by American Tower Corporation
Join representatives from American Tower Corporation for exclusive access to the DAS installed at Planet Hollywood. Learn how the DAS is installed throughout the facility and see for yourself inside the telecom room. The tour is open to all registered workshop attendees.
12 June, 2018 - Conference Day One
7:30 a.m.
Registration Opens
7:30 - 8:20 a.m.
Breakfast served in the Exhibit Hall
8:20 a.m.
Chairman’s Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:20 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Plenary Sessions
8:30 - 9:10 a.m.
Preparing for 5G: Innovation in Wireless Architecture and Network Densification
9:10 - 10:00 a.m.
Achieving Ubiquitous Wireless Connectivity: New Stakeholders and Evolving Business Models
(Panel Discussion)
10:00 - 10:40 a.m.
Networking and Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
10:40 - 11:30 a.m.
CBRS – Capitalizing on the Possibilities of Shared Spectrum
(Panel Discussion)
11:30 - 12:20 p.m.
FirstNet – Will In-building DAS be Mandated by Code Officials?
12:20 - 1:30 p.m.
Networking Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
1:30 - 2:50 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Closed
1:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Breakout One – In-Building Public Safety Communications
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1:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Concurrent Breakout Sessions
2:10 - 2:50 p.m.
Pushing FirstNet into Buildings: Benefits and Opportunities
2:50 - 3:30 p.m.
Networking and Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
3:30 - 4:10 p.m.
LTE – LMR Systems Convergence – What do Building Owners Want (and what do They Need)?
4:10 - 4:50 p.m.
Location Accuracy – Regulation That Can Drive Business
4:50 - 5:30 p.m.
Key Considerations for Installing and Deploying an In-building Public Safety Communications System
Breakout Two – Network Densification Strategies
1:30 - 2:10 p.m.
Optimizing Network Capacity and Performance with Massive MIMO
2:10 - 2:50 p.m.
Leveraging C-RAN Architecture to Deliver High Capacity to Multiple Venues
2:50 - 3:30 p.m.
Networking and Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
3:30 - 4:10 p.m.
Examining the Co-existence and Possible Convergence of LAA-LTE and Wi-Fi
4:10 - 4:50 p.m.
Upgrading Existing DAS to Support Future Networks
4:50 - 5:30 p.m.
Monitoring and Managing your Enterprise and Public Safety Wireless Systems to Drive an Excellent Employee and Customer Experience
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall
13 June, 2018 - Conference Day Two
8:00 a.m.
Registration Opens
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast served in the Exhibit Hall
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Breakout One – Business Development
9:00 - 9:40 a.m
Wall Street View of the Wireless Infrastructure Sector
9:40 - 10:30 a.m.
Selling to the Enterprise – What You Need to Know to be Effective
(Panel Discussion)
10:30 - 11:10 a.m.
Networking and Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
Breakout Two – Wireless Enterprise
9:00 - 9:40 a.m.
DAS or Small Cell? Requirements before Technology – the Process and Elements to get to the Right Solution
9:40 - 10:30 a.m.
Meeting the Needs of the Middleprise – Reconciling the Requirements of Carriers and Enterprise to Advance In-building Wireless Deployments in Mid-sized Buildings
(Panel Discussion)
10:30 - 11:10 a.m.
Networking and Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
11:10 - 2:30 p.m.
Plenary Sessions
11:10 - 12:00 p.m.
Leveraging Private LTE Networks (via Licensed/Unlicensed/Shared Spectrum) to Deliver Industrial IoT Applications
(Panel Discussion)
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Networking Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
1:00 - 1:50 p.m.
The Path Forward for Outdoor Small Cells and Public Right of Way with Municipalities
(Panel Discussion)
1:50 - 2:30 p.m.
Knowing What to Ask For and What to Expect – Creating an Effective RFP or RFI for In-Building Wireless Communications
2:30 p.m.
End of Conference
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